Correlation of the appearance of morphinan alkaloids and laticifer cells in germinating Papaver bracteatum seedlings


The course of alkaloid accumulation and laticifer cell appearance was compared in germinating P. bracteatum seedlings. Seedlings of various ages (0–14 days old) were analyzed for their dopamine, thebaine, morphinan alkaloid immunoreactivity, and benzophenanthridine alkaloid levels. Simultaneous electron microscopic studies revealed that seedlings were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00269366